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2015 ARCADIA MULTIS
Thursday-Friday, April 9-10 @ Arcadia HS
(click here to visit the Arcadia Invitational website) 

 

*2015 info coming soon, below is the 2014 info.

Dear Heptathletes, Decathletes and Coaches/Parents,

We are pleased to announce that the seventh annual Arcadia Multis competition will take place on Thursday and Friday, April 10th and 11th of 2014 at Arcadia HS in Southern California, located 17 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. As always, the meet will be conducted under a USATF sanction approval.

Since its inception in 2008, the Arcadia Multis has quickly evolved into the premier multi-events competition during the school year. The meet has already achieved two national high school records in the decathlon (Curtis Beach, HSR 7,909 points in 2009; Gunnar Nixon, HSR 7,577 points with international implements in 2011) and holds the distinction as hosting the deepest ever girls high school heptathlon fields for meets held during a school year (12 girls at 4,000+ points in 2010; 10 girls at 4,000+ points in 2013).

The decathlon will be contested for males while the heptathlon will be contested for the females. All events will take place at Arcadia HS. A preliminary meet schedule for each day is listed below. A finalized time schedule (which may change only slightly from the preliminary one) will be posted once the accepted entries are finalized on Monday, March 17th.

All competitors are encouraged to bring their own implements. All implements will be weighed and certified beforehand. Automatic timing will be used for the competition, with each competitor supplied printed results at the conclusion of each day. There will also be an individual with extensive multi-events experience who will be announcing the two-day event.

Since most competitors will be staying locally overnight in between the two competition days, please know that “Restaurant Row” is located less than two miles from Arcadia High School and features many well-known eating establishments. Several hotels are located between 1 to 2 miles from the school and inside "Restaurant Row".

For your convenience, we have arranged special rates at area hotels for the event. Each rate includea freee hot breakfast. Be sure to ask for the "Arcadia Invitational rate" when booking. Please contact either:

Monrovia DoubleTree Hotel - Kristin Pagdilao @ (626) 357-1900 [$129/night]

Monrovia Courtyard Marriott - Kristina Schulz @ (626) 357-5211 [$129] or this link to book direct.

Hampton Inn Arcadia - Earl Queron @ (626) 574-5600 [$119 Sun-Thurs; $99 Fri-Sat]

(More hotels will be added in February.)

 

NEW FOR 2014

  -Limited Fields -- Due to unprecedented interest in the 2014 meet, we will likely be limiting the entry fields to approximately 18 to 21 competitors for each competition, with an absolute maximum of 27. This is done to ensure an efficient time schedule that is optimal for all competitors.
  -Minimum scoring standards -- Minimum point scores will be required in order to register. Athletes not meeting these scores in competition WILL NOT be allowed to register and will not compete. Athletes without an official mark in either the decathlon (w/ javelin) or heptathlon AND without marks in ALL the individual events will not be allowed to register. ALL marks must be independently verifiable and achieved in actual meets (official HS, USATF or AAU meets - no all-comers marks allowed!). The ONLY exception to this is for the javelin (see below). 
  -Separate minimum mark standard for the javelin -- Additionally, a minimum verifiable career-best competition mark in the javelin throw of either 116-00 for boys or 76-04 for girls must be achieved prior to registering for the Arcadia Multis. All-Comers marks in the javelin only will be accepted only from either the UC Berkeley All-Comers (Jan. 18th and Feb. 8th), the Simi Valley All-Comers (Feb. 8th), or any of the LB Poly/Cerritos College All-Comers. 
  -Dual Shot Put Rings -- Two rings will be utilized to facilitate a more efficient time schedule.
  -Expanded "Greatest Athlete" Awards -- "America's Greatest Athlete" champion cup to overall winner in each gender. Awards to placers 2 through 8 in each gender. "California's Greatest Athete" award to top 2 California placers in each gender. Medals to the athletes with the individual best mark in each of the event disciplines in each gender.
  -Later start each day -- Competition begins later each morning and is completed by late afternoon.
  -Conclusion in front of a larger crowd -- Official time schedule has been amended on Friday so that the heptathlon 800 and decathlon 1500 both take place close to the Arcadia Invitational meet schedule.
  -On-Line Registration -- Done through EPI Sports.com. Registration opens January 19, 2014.
  -Deadline to complete registration -- Monday, March 17th @ noon EST, 9 a.m. PST

 

If you have any questions, please email meet director RichGonzalez@ArcadiaInvite@aol.com

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
FOR ENTRY IN 2014:

DECATHLON
Automatic Entry based on best actual decathlon
score (using javelin):
6,250 points

Automatic entry based on score from accumulation
of PRs in each event:
6,400 points

Provisional Entry based on best actual decathlon
score (using javelin):
5,550 points

Provisional Entry based on score from accumulation
 of PRs in each event:
5,700 points

*Note - In making acceptances into the meet, priority will be given to actual decathlon scores.
 'Accumulation' scores based on PRs will be assessed a 150-point penalty when compared to actual scores. So a decathlete with an actual score in a decathlon (using the javelin) of 6,100 points will be accepted before an athlete who 'scored' 6,249 points when adding his event PRs together (since 6,249 minus the 150-point penalty = 6,099). Entry spots will be made based on this 'sliding' point scale. A maximum of 27 decathletes will be accepted, but more than likely the final field size will be between 18 and 21 decathletes.

 

HEPTATHLON
Automatic Entry based on best actual heptathlon score
(using javelin):
4,200 points Automatic entry based on score
from accumulation of PRs in each event:
4325 points

Provisional Entry based on best actual heptathlon score
(using javelin):
3,700 points Provisional Entry based on score
from accumulation of PRs in each event:
3,825 points

*Note - In making acceptances into the meet, priority will be given to actual heptathlon scores; 'Accumulation'
 scores based on PRs will be assessed a 125-point penalty when compared to actual scores. So a heptathlete
 with an actual score in a heptathlon (using the javelin) of 4,000 points will be accepted before an athlete who
 'scored' 4,124 points when adding her event PRs together (since 4,124 minus the 125-point penalty = 3,999).
Entry spots will be made based on this 'sliding' point scale. A maximum of 27 heptathletes will be accepted, but more than likely the field size will be between 18 and 21.

 

 

2014 Arcadia Multis Decathlon Schedule (tent.)

DECATHLON - Day 1

START

100 Meters (3 heats)

11:30 a.m.

Long Jump (2 pits)

12:15 p.m.

Shot Put (2 rings)

1:30 p.m.

High Jump (2 pits)

2:45 p.m.

400 Meters (3 heats)

4:30 p.m.

Day 1 of decathlon concludes @ 4:45 p.m.

DECATHLON - Day 2

START

110m High Hurdles (3 heats)

10:00 a.m.

Discus Throw

10:45 a.m.

Pole Vault (2 pits)

12:15 p.m.

Javelin Throw

3:00 p.m.

1500m Run (2 heats)

4:15 p.m.

Day 2 of decathlon concludes @ 4:25 p.m.

Awards/Group Photo

4:40 p.m.

 

2014 Arcadia Multis Heptathlon Schedule (tent.)

HEPTATHLON - Day 1

START

100M Hurdles (3 heats)

12:30 p.m.

High Jump (2 pits)

1:15 p.m.

Shot Put (2 rings)

2:45 p.m.

200 Meters (3 heats)

4:00 p.m.

Day 1 of heptathlon concludes @ 4:15 p.m.

HEPTATHLON - Day 2

START

Long Jump (2 pits)

1:30 p.m.

Javelin Throw

2:45 p.m.

800m Run (2 heats)

4:00 p.m.

Day 2 of heptathlon concludes @ 4:45 p.m.

Awards/Group Photo

4:30 p.m.

 

History

History for Arcadia-Multis Official Website
YearResultsVideosNewsPhotosBlogs
2014 1 23 1 38  
2013 1 11 2    
2012 1 74 1 126  
2011 1 4 2 50  
2010 1 158 1 5  
2009 1 2 1    
 

Videos

 
Boys 110m Hurdles Decathlon Section 3 - Arcadia Multis 2014
 
Boys 110m Hurdles Decathlon Section 2 - Arcadia Multis 2014

Video Folders

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200 (3)
400 (3)
800 (2)
1500 (1)